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of the obama administration's counterterrorism policy. >> as "the washington post," a little disenginous saying it's on the-- >> they were getting access to the top secret information. >> it's clearly not a documentary, it's extraordinary bit of film making, but this kind of mixture of fact and fiction, we've seen this. oliver stone has been doing it for decades and other film makers, take a real situation and fold in fiction and make up characters and composite characters. it's always sort of dangerous when you're talking about real historical events and particularly dangerous when you're depicting an event critical to a war they're still engaged in. are we still engaged in these tactics, the obama administration says no. and you're signaling to the enemy what we have been willing to do in the past and i think that's a dangerous thing. >> judicial watch sued to get access, freedom of information act, access to the death photos of osama bin laden. >> yes, they did. and in my view, they'll often do anything for a story, whether they're going to get that access or not. >> jon: should they? >> i d
for his role in the obama administration's drone warfare overseas. in his remarks at the time, brennan had said there was not a single collateral death in the previous year of drone attacks. his letter qualified his remarks by saying he had no information to the at the time. it has been revealed the u.s. a massacre at the time convict pakistani concerns directly to the highest levels of the obama white house. the concern centered around a march 2011 strike that killed 42 pakistani, most of them civilians. vice-president joe biden met with gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday as part of his task force on tackling gun violence in the united states. in a welcome message to his guests, biden vowed president obama would take meaningful action through executive order if need be. >> we are here today to deal with the problem that requires immediate action, urgent action. the president and i are determined to take action. this is not an exercise in a photo opportunity just ask you what your opinions are. we're reaching out to all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall. b
on the advisory board means he's had some input into the obama administration's decision making on national security issues. >> we mentioned across the aisle there are democratic lawmaker who also have problems with hagel partly because of the israel issues, but what's the back story there? >> in 1998 the blunt-spoken mr. hagel made comments about a man president clinton had serve, the first openly gay ambassador and hagel described him as openly aggressively gay. he issued an apology and he told that he never received the apology, just the media did. and gay and lesbian advocacy groups are weighing in and count on the spectacle that official washington loves, the knockdown, dragout confirmation battle. it will be interesting, james rosen, thank you. >> thank you. >> your health insurance rates could be going up by double digits. providing to increase premiums despite the obama administration's new health care law and succeeding. as you know may know the the affordable health care act was meant to stop the rising costs of health care and the people who do not have employer provided insuranc
. it comes as the obama administration considers taking all troops out of the country after next year. it's turning into a rough week for people trying to get to work in new york city. a bus collided with a school bus. this is old bridge in new jersey. at least 17 people on board were injured. two are reported in critical condition. the bus flipped on its side and not carrying any children. the driver was taken to the hospital. the bus crash comes a day after rush hour ferry slammed into a pier in lower manhattan. there were more than 300 people on board. 85 were injured. one critically. >> all of a sudden it went from going however fast it is going to zero. everybody went this way and then you went this way. >> it felt like you were in a car that ran into a tree. >> no immediate word on the cause of the crash. federal safety officials are investigating. >> 11 killer whales that were trapped by ice in a canadian bay are apparently free now. take a look here. these are the orcas desperately surfacing for oxygen in this 10-foot hole in the ice. a group sent to break up the ice said there is
to their afghan counter parts. karzai is visiting washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide advanced high-tech weapons. >>> the japanese prime minister is moving from meeting to meeting to do what which he for the economy. he's putting pressure on the bank of japan to do more. >> it's clear he wants prices to rise. they will conduct monetary easing to reflect the prime minister request for a 2% inflation target. this comes as prime minister abe called for more cooperation for his administration and the bank of japan. >> translator: during the cent allower house election campaign i call eed for the central banko set a 2% inflation target and take bold, monetary easing steps. i want the bank to take this into consideration when it forms monetary policy. >> translator: the government and the central bank have had monetary discussions three times a month. we will continue to exchange with the government. >> they hope to get certain guarantees from the government. these include not having to state when the inflation target will be achieved and the flexibility to change policy if
integrity than the man to my left." lew currently serves as the chief of staff in the obama administration and could become treasury secretary when timothy geithner leaves later this month. joining us now via skype with insights is jim bianco of bianco research. how is wall street responding? > > lukewarm on the jack lew nomination. they're not really that thrilled. > other than lew's poor penmanship, how well will lew's no-drama approach play out in the upcoming debt ceiling talks? > > in the debt ceiling talks it is going to be interesting. other than the no drama, he has got a history of being confrontational with republicans, and that is going to be difficult because that is who he's got to deal with. > didn't he once work on wall street? > > briefly at citibank for a couple of years around the time of the financial crisis. > do you think the republicans will go along with his nomination? > > i think at the end of the day he will probably get the nomination, but it won't be without a lot of skepticism and a lot of thought about whether or not they could have found a better person. > ji
met with vice president joe biden last week. the obama administration is seeking information from the industry on factors that influence violence following last month's shootings in newtown, conneticut. salaries for new grads are on the rise. the job market is still lagging, but starting salaries for 2012 college grads are up 3.4% according to a new survey. salaries in education grew the most, at 5.4% over last year. the average salary ranges from the mid-30s for health and human service jobs to 60 thousand dollars for engineering grads. the famous grauman chinese theater in hollywood has a new name. it will now be called the tcl chinese theater, after chinese tv-maker tcl bought naming rights to the 85-year- old theater. it is an icon of hollywood and draws about 4 million visitors each year for red-carpet premiers. tcl's ceo hopes a hollywood presence will increase the company's profile and better connect the cultures of china and north america. still to come, zoning in on the trading floor. a look at how traders pushed to take big bets. that's later. but first, the shocking tru
washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide the afghan military with advanced high-tech weapons. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> people in south korea took part in a nationwide
means he all rigready has input the obama administration's work. >>> they have problems with hagel because of israel's issue and other back comments. >> back in 1988 senator hagel made comments about a man who served as ambassador james hormel went on to become the country's first openly gay ambassador. he at the time described him as openly agreasively gay. hagel issued an afollowing he never received it only the news did. gay, lesbian advocacy groups, so we can hip. knock down graig out controversy battle. >> oo thank you vogt incinerate would be going up. they increased premiums pes bit the rising cost of health kay. the most vulnerable peter duessy has more from washington. >> some states the accordable care act may not be liing up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida already raised their premiums at least 20 percent. blue shield raises them 26 percent. hoet care costs even though obama care them before we review the tinker if it's an proved sheriff's department it's heart to denied the treatment yums. that could put a major strain on the system. >> they ar
. >> yes. >>> as we have reported the obama administration is promising quick action on new gun control laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all
in the obama administration is in the cards. please welcome antonio villaraigosa. [applause] >> thank you theresa for that introduction. before i start, i grew up in a home where we are used to serving ourselves. whenever i am served i would like to thank my servers, can we give them a big hand? [applause] i want to thank the members of the press club for this opportunity to speak to you all today. i am truly honored to be here at one of our country's most venerable institutions of public deliberation. in less than six months my final term as mayor of los angeles will come to a close. with each passing week i take another step toward what one would call the transition from who's who to who's he? the sun may be setting on my administration but i am not writing off into the sunset just yet. the agenda is still packed with challenges. many of those present challenges still demand action. chief among them is immigration reform. there are a few more fundamental questions that we face and who we welcome to our shores, how we secure our borders, what we do to include the members of undocumented
is -- is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indefinite detention? first up to speak will be colonel moat davis, a colonel lawrence davis. he was the chief prosecutor in the guantanamo military commission until he resigned in 2007. he had a distinguished career in the u.s. military. to his right, is andy worthington. he went to new college, oxford and we were colleagues, contemporaries there and we have known each other for a long time. he has been at the forefront of investigating who was at guantanamo. this question was not answered initially. the detainee's did not have lawyers and andy wrote a book published in 2007 that really laid out in a public sense who was at the present and what their stories were he has co- directed a film about the guantanamo detainees and we are happy to have him. he has come from the u.k. just to mark the anniversary of the 11th anniversary. to his right is tom wilner. his case to establish the right of habeas corpus for prisoners. he continues to be involved in representing detainee's. we will start with, moe davis. >> thank you, it is a pleasure to s
there is a potential right now. yeah. and the obama administration should have seen this coming. they could have somehow and still can send out signals of what they intend to do with these higher decisions and the departure of nancy ann diparlo means there have got to be more women in the pipeline that the obama administration will appoint. i don't see how they can't be doing it because women were the backbone of the obama support for reelection. >> if we look at modern times and what past precedences have done, we look at president george w. bush increasing the number of women in his cabinet for 19% of his first term and the 24% in his second. president bill clinton saw the percentage of women rise from 27 to 44%. do you think that this could be the first time that we don't see the needle moving forward for a second term administration if president obama doesn't make some really sharp moves now to correct the diversity problem? >> think the pressure will be on for him to make sure that we don't see white men across the board the way we've seen in these early appointments. this is the piece of t
, is in the heart of the obama administration, and he represents barack obama better than basically anybody. not only did they correct when he was white house chief of staff and budget director, but their values are aligned, and so this would be going right at the president who, as jeff sessions knows, deserves to have his own people in the cabinet. this whole presunmps that you object to somebody that's a brilliant nominee just because you don't like his politics, that's not the american way. >> welcome to the republican party of 2013. jonathan alter and jared bernstein, i wish we had more time. thank you. >>> coming up, a memo to mitt romney. the car guy. >> i drive a mustang and a chevy pickup truck. ann drives a couple of cadillacs actually. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. jonathan alter and jared [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business c
at the most important post in the obama administration. the president nominated his chief of staff, jack lew to, replace timothy geithner. lew has been the budget director for both presidentses clinton and obama. he is viewed as a experienced and hand in negotiations but does not have strong ties to wall street. it is likely he will be confirmed by the senate. >>> the dow jones industrial average continued to rise on earnings news through the week. the s&p 500, in fact, closed at a new five-year high thursday. earnings season is under way, and dow component alcoa kicked off. profits in line at alcoa, while revenues were better than analysts expected. financial giant, wells fargo, beat expectations, as did american express. apple is said to be considering a cheaper version of the iphone. the iphone 5 costs about $200 with a contract with a wireless carrier. the less expensive version would have a plastic body. >>> the debt ceiling, the new treasury secretary, so will washington be an obstacle to the markets and the economy, or will washington actually be a help? joining me now, greg ip, u.s.
in the obama administration. the question is whether it happened in congress. do you anticipate a conservative congressional freakout here? other than from the predetermined one from john mccain? >> john mccain and lindsay graham and a few others may say it. very important to go back to the debt ceiling debate, we came to the edge of real financial crisis in this country. guess who was on jon stewart and stephen colbert, saying we are spending $120 billion in a country, and it's not good for america. grover norquist. this afghanistan war is not in their interest from a financial perspective from his work i think you really begin to see a quick collapse of conservative support. progressives and most independents already had a great deal of skepticism about afghanistan, but it's these debt issues that have really driven a real collapse, and there is a real support for iraq and afghanistan. anybody who supports an ongoing troop presence, and the mainstream to use, and lately that folks have tried to rile up chuck hagel. >> one last question briefly about chuck hagel. you and i talked about him be
. well, this is an appropriate day, talk about regulating the disaster because last night president obama promised once more to develop the entity sources of the future. now, when any administration, republican or democrat, decides to develop energy projects, taxpayers had better watch out. governments get in the business of picking winners and losers which leads to cronyism and wasted taxpayer dollars. this is a question of industrial policy. whether the government should support business in new technologies that are unable to secure private funding. government appears to be worse at this and private, from the records we have over the past five years. in contrast, industries in california in may, mitt romney said, quote, the president doesn't understand when you invest like that in one solar energy company, it makes it harder for solar technology generally, because the scores of other entrepreneurs in the solar field suddenly lost the opportunity to get capital. who wants to put money into a solar company when the government puts half-billion into one of its choice? excellent question. a
obama administration is tougher on immigration enforcement than critics think. staying the administration spent $18 billion on programs run by the immigration and customs enforcement and border0q pro dex. all other agencies spent $14 billion. >> u.s. supreme court will not stop the government funding of embryonic stem cell research stem cell research. the high court refused to hear an appeal from expo two scientists challenging federal funding for the research18jf. lay lower court had thrown out the lawsuit. scientists claim it was violating the dickey wicker law, prohibiting taxpayer financing for work that harms an embryo. >> americans have kept health care spending in check saying the mj care tab stood at $2.7 trillion in 2011, latest year u.s. economy or>÷j 8600 for evy man, woman and child. >> just ahead this is a extraordinary step. the city in the mid west where it's now illegal to own a pit bull. >> looking south ward, we can see clouds and some sun. could there be rain coming our way? >> taking a look at rafk right now, we've seen light traffic everywhere÷u
. the obama administration has already used up the easiest savings in the defense budget, but it hasn't taken on personnel costs. as a veteran and a former head of the u.s.o., hagel might have the clout to bring military pay raises in line with what's happening in the rest of the economy. >> and when people talk about, oh, what the impact of this or that on military families, "you say, wait a second, i saved the u.s.o. from bankruptcy. so i know military families." and so, i think that is one area he can work on that has been politically toxic for any of his predecessors. >> reporter: there are still big savings to be found in cutting weapons systems-- in particular, the nation's nuclear arsenal. reducing the number of nuclear submarines, bombers and missiles could cut the defense budget by $10 billion a year. and a republican secretary of defense may give the president additional cover to seek those cuts, which is why defense companies are worried. >> the defense industry understands that military budgets are going to continue to be cut until a new threat comes along. what they want, to borr
an unimportant factor but the obama administration is reaching out to jewish groups to get his nomination. do you think statements related to israel are going to pose a problem for him? >> i don't know. i think it will cause some problems yes. it will probably lose him some votes, but i have been under the spotlight a lot less in my life than you have or senator hagel and i have had things come out not quite right, and the question is whether he would have israel's back as defense secretary. and i would like to hear some details on if he would. i think israel does need to rethink it's settlements policy but he would not have a big role in those decisions anyway. he has to help israel's military be strong enough to defend their security. >> jennifer: there was another important nomination today which was john brennan being nominated to head the cia. your take on him given his criticism on the use of interrogation techniques. >> i think he'll get a knew criticisms from the left but these will be from democrats who don't want to see president obama's nomination defeated. and br
is part of the obama administration review of gun safety laws that bike and misleading. mr. biden will make recommendations on gun policy by the end of the month. >> joining us now to talk markets is our financial expert on rob black. >> we have heard a lot about herbal life. >> this is something that i have to be careful about. a lot of people say that this is not a scheme. alternately, what they have is that they go out and sell nutrition items. if they get people to sign up and then sign their friends of. it has a feel of a pyramid scheme. there is really no winner here. >> countries like china banned this type of item. this is really at their root of this problem. even if you go to their web site they do have it on the site if it is a pyramid scheme. there is a lot of talk about herbal life. >> you have hedge fund managers who never did anything like this. they stated that the stocks will go to zero. if you go to see in the b.ccnbc.com you can revin more. i do not like this from a business point. it smells funny, whether it is long or short. it seems to dramatic. >> there shou
their funds. the obama administration has often stepped in, either directly funding the organization itself or threatening to withhold federal funding from the states unless they reverse their decisions. >> every time we defund on the state level the president steps in and says over my dead body. >> shannon: joining us to talk about this, congress woman marsha blackburn. she has reintroduced a bill that would block federal funding to planned parenthood under title nine. thank you for joining us today. >> good to be with you. >> shannon: excuse me, title 10. what is title 10. >> part of the 1970 act done through hhs and what they do is direct funding for women's health services. what has happened through the years is planned parenthood has moved to abortion services and, indeed, this past year, shannon, they got $542 million from the federal government. that is taxpayer dollars. they did 335,000 abortions and that is one abortion every 94 seconds. and we are just saying look, you know, you you do not need to be using this money, money is fungible and we need to cut federal funds going to pla
now. i'm walking out the door. >> dan: labor secretary is leaving the obama administration. in a message to her colleague she says she submitted her resignation to president obama today. she says she made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. meantime, ite house chief of staff jack lew is expected to lead the treasury department. he is choosing him because of wide variety of experience. if confirmed he would replace tim geithner. because of the possible nomination, lew is taking fire for messy signature. that is what you seeing believe it or not. that says jack lew. they call it the world's worst significant. the signature is generating so much interest it would appear on all dollar bills if he is confirmed. he would try to improve his pen manship if he gets the job. >> it turns out that 90% of filers will pay a tax preparer or use a computer software service. tax code is ten times longer than the bible. complicated tax laws even have irs driag until january 30th so it can catch up with the new laws that are out there. >> there is no s
for 2013 amid these nominations put out by the obama administration yesterday, this is from twitter -- robert, barry ville, va., caller: good morning. what are your thoughts on foreign policy in 2013? the immediate focus should be on rejecting the nomination of senator hagel. i am a strong democrat and have been all my life and a strong supporter of president obama. i think his domestic policies are what this nation needs. his foreign policies, up to this time, have been affected. -- effected. to choose a secretary of defense that is soft on hezbollah, soft on hamas, and soft on iran, i think that is destructive of the foreign policy of the united states and destructive of this country's historic alliance with their strongest middle east ally, israel. host: why did you call them -- what you call him socks? others call him neutral. caller: when he says you should talk with hamas, a terrorist regime, that officially is classified as a terrorist organization by the united states, when he proposes to engage with hamas, that as being soft on terrorism. when he refuses to take a position
of this morning's headlines. the obama administration may consider taking all u.s. forces out of afghanistan at the end of next year. the pent goneagon has planned to keep some troops from the nato pullout in 2014. president obama meets hamid karzai at the white house on friday. >> we'll hear more with karzai's meeting with obama. >>> the "l.a. times" says last year was the hottest year on record. the average temperature 55.3 degrees, that is 3.3 degrees higher than the average temperature for the 20th century. >>> the "wall street journal" says the 11th hour deal to avoid the fiscal cliff will delay tax refunds for millions of people. the irs will not begin the main tax filing season until january 30th, about a week later than scheduled. >>> and "the washington post" says redskins quarterback robert griffin iii will have knee surgery in the coming days. you may recall the controversy on sunday as griffin played hurt in a redskins playoff game leaving injured in the fourth quarter. griffin has at least one torn knee ligament the injury might keep him sidelined at the sta
and should do for us. >> she says she and the council chair will sit down with representatives from the obama administration to discuss their request. president clinton used the tag during his second term in office. president george w. bush used alternative plates that omitted the phrase. >>> the revenue from the speed cameras in the district reportedly skyrocketed from 2011 to 2012, according to the washington times new figures show a 100% increase in the cash brought in. it went from $42.9 million in 2011 to $95.6 million last year. >>> to virginia now, fairfax county school superintendent is out with his final budget proposal. the $2.5 billion plan increases a moderate raise, including a moderate raise for teachers and more foreign languages in early grades. it also calls for hiring nearly 300 new teachers and administrators to cover. expect a scrunch in enrollment. the school board would have to approve. >>> new mortgage lending rules forcing banks to verify a borrower's ability to pay loans and stop loans for those whose debt exceeds 43% of their income. lenders will face bans on the ris
by december 2014. the obama administration says it has no plans to keep troops there unless afghan president hamid karzai requests them to stick around. the news comes days before president obama is set to meet with mr. karzai. is lance armstrong about to come clean about doping? he's given a tell-all interview to oprah winfrey. he's always denied it. the oprah show airs january 17. >>gretchen: here's a big mystery. one day he was jumping for joy, the winner of a one million-dollar lottery prize. by the following month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn't
understand the choices that law enforcement and the obama administration thinks and how they ought to deal with it. >> well, johnson, good to be here, and i want to thank brookings and appreciate being here with angela and michael. this remind me of the story, and i'm a country lawyer from colorado, but the guy who prayed to win the lottery ticket, just wanted to win over and over again and constantly asking the lord, you know, help me, help me, i lived a good life. i've never asked you for much, and years went by. hi never won. he said, help me, lord, i need the money. finally, the clouds part, and a voice comes down from heaven, sol, sol, meet me halfway and just buy a ticket. [laughter] you know, colorado and washington just bought a ticket. they bought a ticket to the lottery. we have to figure out if this is the lottery that's good or bad. if you don't like lotteries, and i respect some do not like them as all, can it be less than it otherwise might be? think about winners and losers if you will because when you design a lottery in a state or anywhere else, you are thinking about a wo
has been budget director in both the obama and clinton administrations. he will pray a major role of course in negotiations over the debt ceiling and potential spending cuts. the president will make his announcement at 1:30 eastern. it's an event in the east room at the white house. i have to say off the bat just because he's a forest hills guy like me that i, you know, may be a little affinity, we grew up in the same town. >> that alone could be good. >> different generation. >> maybe a technocrat is what's necessary. no one tells me this guy is acrimonious. the talks may have been. but when we're trying to figure out what to cut, maybe you just need a guy who knows his way around the budget as opposed to a federal reserve guy. i thought tim geithner did a great job, though, and i know i find myself in the minority on that, but he came to the rescue of the system in apparel husband time and i think he good a remarkable job. >> jack lew is well respected by both sides of the aisle. and also portrayed as chief tormenter to the republicans. bob woodward in his book quoted john boehn
we have a problem, mr. president with all due respect. it's clear the obama administration is spending an enormous amount of one agency that specializes on n. abortion. this in a time when the national debt is crushing the american people. so that's wrong on many levels. we need a congressional investigation into the funding of planned parenthood. since the senate is controlled by democrats, we don't expect that body to cooperate in any investigation. we are asking members of the house to take a hard look at what could be, what could be a gross violation of federal law. we will let you know what congress people step up and agree to do that. and that's the memo. top story tonight opposing point of view with us christina page author of the book how the pro-choice movement saved america? so where am i going wrong here, ms. page? >> you are going wrong on accounting. you are going wrong the -- your assumptions of where this money is being spent. planned parenthood is a healthcare provider. a leading healthcare provider and provides primary healthcare services to millions of ame
's a loyalist inside the obama administration and in a place that values loyalty like a lot of white houses, and the question becomes does he have other critical qualifications that say wall street or the international banking and financial system would require, with the big question being, you know, if we were at a place where there was another financial crisis, how well would jack lew, as did robert ruben, hank paulsen and tim geithner do to instill confidence? >> steve, you were right on the money with the jack lew prediction. you and i had this conversation, but i just wonder, you know, there's this antagonistic relationship between the white house and business. >> right. >> there were a handful of business guys in the mix that wanted the job. larry fink. would it be sort of better as a perception from the market or perception of business to put a business guy in there to help the relationship, help the togetherness of business in washington so we actually get some job creation going? what's your take on this choice? >> i don't disagree with the signal that could have been sent had some
. we did very little to stop them especially in 2010 under the obama's administration when they took a very hands-off attitude, basic a saying we are not really going to get involved in the outcome of the iraqi political debate. all week care about is having free and fair elections. to my mind, that is a mistake and it has proven to be a mistaken practice visits allowed essentially elements to seize power in iraq. it was not a mistake made by our forebears in the early days of the cold war. the true administration in the eisenhower administration did not take the attitude we don't care if communists come to power in france or italy or japan as long as they have fair elections. that's all we care about. that was not there today and that you are willing to do things such as covert funds and to those political campaigns which on some level might be seen as prejudicial to the interest of free and fair elections but they understood directly to be in the long-run interest of preserving democracy in most countries. i think we need to rethink some of the self-imposed checks we put on our beh
term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secretary of defense. i think in the second term, he is not running for re-election. he will pick somebody he is comfortable with, which is senator haggel and senator kerry. i do think one has to ask why the president is willing to make a fight in the nomination over secretary hagel as opposed to susan rice. i think steve would agree to this, one of the things that should be done in the hearings for the nomination is give much more clarity about where this administration is going. it is all fine and good to talk about the limits of power. everybody should understand our limits to power. that can be an excuse for not exercising power. i think that debate can be useful when put on the table when talking about senator hagel. >> hear the table, gary schmitt, the co-director for the -- and steve clemons the editor at large @ "the atlantic." we will get your comments in just a moment. i want to point out a " that is getting a
over this in federal court. i won in september and the obama administration appealed. what was facinating is to they went to judge katherine forest after she gave her technician if her 112-page opinion which is really a brilliant kind of dissection of the destruction of the separation of powers and is worth reading, asked for an emergency stay meaning they wanted the law put back into effect physical the appellate court would hear the case. some he refused. they demanded an emergency hearing with the appellate court at 9:00 a.m. if the morning the next monday for an emergency hearing and an emergency stay which they got. the only reason that i and the lawyers can make out is that the obama administration reacted so aggressively is because they're already using it, probably on pakistani u.s. dowel nationals. the inability to curb wall street, a close examination of the obama health care bill which was written by corporate lobbyists, in particular ms. fowler who has gone back into n. the inability to the industry. the inability to deal with the most important crisis that is c
-old sandusky maintains innocence. >>> more changes on the way for the obama administration. the labor secretary hilda some liz announced her resignation yesterday. she plans to run for a seat on the l.a. county board of supervisors. and today the president is expected to nominate jack lew as secretary of the treasury. he is currently the president's chief of staff. he would replace timothy geithner who previouslily announced plans that he would leave office. >>> now, if you lew's nomination is approved, there will be a peculiar signature on our money. this is how he signs his name. start checking your money. >> i don't see one letter in that signature. okay. >> he must have been a doctor. >> maybe. >>> those troubled boeing 787s are having even more problems. a potential brake problem canceled a dreamliner flight in japan yesterday. that's three electrical issues in two days for the new 787. and it's will the latest in a string of glitches that hit the plane since its debut. the other problems this week, a fuel leak and electrical fire. >>> a cast
. the obama administration didn't respond to that at all. but comedian bill maher did. he went on the "tonight" show in light of what trump did and said i'll donate $5 million to a charity if trump can prove he's not the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan. so he took a nasty swipe at the donald. now guess what? the donald sent a copy of his birth certificate to bill maher. there's donald's birth certificate. and donald is saying write that $5 million to charity. >> it was a joke, trump. it's bill maher. >> interesting. >> never lose your sense of humor. >> those are two media -- not media bashful guys. that is not over. >> mark wahlberg, he has so many talents, especially in the chest area, very talented. but if he loses his day job as a movie star, he could be a tv anchor. look at that. he basically just bum rushed the weather forecast here at a local news station. so that's making news, the weatherman. >> having a little fun at the local media's experience. we should have some celebrity cameos on this show. and let's end on a good note. robin roberts tweeted out something yeste
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